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Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (1284 Pte A. Proudfoot RH)

Note: The Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 is regimentally locally impressed in the correct style for awards of this medal to the 2nd Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)

Important: The medal is verified on the respective medal roll of 2nd Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), reference WO 100/400

Abraham Proudfoot, the son of Alexander & Margaret Proudfoot, was a native of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, where born circa 1890. The 1901 National Census for Scotland records Abraham as a Scholar, residing with his parents, two elder sisters and an elder brother (two other elder brothers were already by this time serving with the Black Watch) and living at the family home located at, 17 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh. Abraham enlisted in the British Army, sometime in 1908, joining the 'Family Regiment, the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), and was subsequently drafted overseas to British India, where 2nd Black Watch were serving their overseas tour between 1902-1914. During his service in British India, Abraham had the distinction of serving at the great imperial assembelage - the Delhi Durbar - held at Delhi in December 1911, and the only time a ruling British monarch visited British India - and whereat the 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders provided a Guard of Honour at the Durbar ceremonies. The 2nd Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), received new regimental colours from the King Emperor, George V, at Delhi, and layer silver Durbar medals were issued to the few 'selected' all-ranks of the regiment, including a covetted award being issued to Abrham Proudfoot (the medal roll refers)

At the the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, Abraham was still in India, serving at Bareilly Cantonment, where his battalion was a constituent unit of the mixed 'Bareilly Brigade', of the newly created 7th (Meerut) Division of the Army in India. Meerut Division was mobilized for war service and embarked from India for France on 21 September 1914. The 2nd Black Watch, with Abraham, now a Lance Corporal, first entering a theatre of war 'France', when he disembarked at Marseilles, France, on 12 October 1914. Abraham was never alone, while serving in India, or after disembarkation in France, as soldiering was very much in the Proudfoot blood, and the Black Watch was the family regiment, with Abraham having two older brothers serving in the battalion at the same time as senior NCO's, vis, Pipe-Sergeant Archibald Proudfoot (Prisoner-of War, 27 September 1915) & Company Sergeant Major Robert Proudfoot (Killed-in-Action 21 January 1916) - a magnificent fighting Back Watch tradition. For his services in the Great War, Private Abraham Proudfoot received a 1914 Star with dated clasp, British War Medal & Interallied Victory Medals (reference the respective medal rolls WO 329/2460 & WO 329/1351). Abraham survived the Great War and continued to serve with 'The Colours' and with the Black Watch into the 1920's, receiving his unique Army Number 2744696 in 1920. Later per Army Order 368 of 1926, he was in that year awarded his Military Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

A splendid large group photograph titled 'Belfast Family's Army Record' was published in the Belfast Evening Telegraph issue of 8 October 1914, including named photographs of all the Proudfoot family brothers and cousins then in uniform (8 of them) together with other family members

A most desirable Delhi Durbar Medal, to a son of a proud and loyal family that served in the Black Watch - the senior and most famous of the Highland Regiments

Sold together with some copied research, including extract page from the Delhi Durbar Medal roll

Condition: Toned VF

Code: 18679Price: 285.00 GBP


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Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue. 'Female' issue mounted on original silk bow riband, as worn by female recipients

Un-named as issued

The original silk riband 'sans' mounting pin

Condition: GVF

Code: 18933Price: 195.00 GBP


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Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue (W. G. A. Hanrahan. Govt India.)

Medal verified reference 'The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)'

From same above cited source;

Quote,

Hanraham, William George Augustine; 4th s. of Mr. Patrick William and Mary Bridgeway of Limerick, Ireland; educ: Old Hall, England; m. Regina, d. of late George Aviet; 1 s. and 1 d.; won Delhi Durbar medal, 1911; K-I-H. medal, 1912; Order of St. John, 1913; Royal Red Cross of Japan, 1914; Vice-President for India for the League of Mercy, Head-quarters Dufferin Fund, Victoria Scholarships Fund, St. John Ambulance Association, and St. John Ambulance Brigade. Address; Viceregal Lodge, Delhi, India. Club: Junior Conservative

Unquote.

From sources consulted, Hanrahan received below orders & decorations;

- Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil). LG Date 1919
- Order of St John of Jerusalem
- Kaisar-I-Hind. GV First class Gold
- Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver
- Order of the League Of Mercy
- Voluntary War Work in India 1914-1919 Badge
- Japan: Red Cross Order (1914)

Note: The Delhi Durbar medal was the only named medal worn by the recipient - all the recipient's British and World Orders bestowed upon him being un-named

A most interesting and multi-decorated recipient - and the founding father of the St John Ambulance Brigade in India

Condition: About EF

Code: 19164Price:


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Delhi Durbar Medal 1911. Silver issue. Mounted on original 'Lady's' bow riband, as worn by female recipients. Named to (M. L. Gruning Delhi Dec: 1911)

The medal riband complete with mounting bar attached, this latter retaining its hinged pin and clasp fittings

Important: Recipient is positively identified as Mabel Lydia Grunning (nee Baker), who was the wife of senior Indian Civil Service Officer, Sir John Frederick Grunning, C.I.E., I.C.S.

Mabel Lydia Gruning (nee Baker), was the daughter of Edward Biscay Marenatus Baker (Deputy Inspector General of Indian Police) and Margaret Susannah Baker (nee Day). Mabel was an overseas born British citizen, born at Barrackpore, India, on 13 July 1879. Mabel married John Frederick Gruning, I.C.S., at Dibrugarh, Assam, India, on 27 May 1903

Mabel's husband, John Frederick Gruning, C.I.E. (1915), I.C.S., was the son and heir of Henry Gruning, and was born on 1 October 1870, at Hampstead, Middlesex, England. A graduate of Cambridge Univeristy, John joined the Indian Civil Service in 1892. John is recorded as having died at Patna, India, on 3 October 1922. During his long and distinguished career in the Indian Civil Service, he had spent many years in Assam, in which province he had held the appointment of Deputy Commissioner, and authored a book titled 'Eastern Assam and Assam District Gazetteer' that was published in 1911

Mabel Lydia Gruning, is recorded as having died at Poole, Dorset, England in 1960

The original silk riband 'sans' mounting pin

A scarce 'named' Delhi Durbar medal named to a female recipient

Condition: About EF

Code: 19331Price:


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Coronation Medal 1911. Mounted on a 'Female' bow riband

The medal mounted on original 'Female bow' silk riband, retaining the original mounting pin with pin and clasp fittings

An attractive example of a Coronation Medal mounted for wear by a woman recipient

Condition: EF

Code: 19168Price: 85.00 GBP


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Jubilee Medal 1935

The medal mounted on good length of stitched silk riband, and as-worn by a recipient

Condition: GVF

Code: 19160Price: 35.00 GBP


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Hong Kong Colony: Royal Navy 'China Fleet Rifle Meeting' Shooting Medal. Lacquered bronze issue. Undated & Unmarked

Obverse 2 x crossed bolt-action Lee Enfield rifles on slings. With undated blank upper scroll and lower scroll 'C.F.R.M. '

Reverse: Plain & unmarked

Sold together with makers plush hinged leatherette case of issue, with makers name on inside upper lid 'Lane Crawford Ltd, Silversmiths, Hong Kong '. The plush retractable recess pad in the case complete with white metal folding hinged stand on reverse for cabinet or desk display

The annual China Fleet Rifle Meetings were one of the highlights of the annual military and naval calendar in Hong Kong Colony. and on the 'Far East China Station'

The China Fleet Rifle Meeting Medals were commissioned to be struck by Hong Kong Colony's foremost jeweller and silversmith, 'Lane Crawford'

Attribution: This un-named medal was awarded to Lieutenant-Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, Royal Navy, an inter-wars 'Submariner' who served in Hong Kong Colony in the 1930's, and who had previously served with the 22nd Submarine Flotilla (see other offerings on the website for items from the estate of Commander J.L. Fletcher, R.N.

John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher son of Frank Edward Fletcher (Organist & Teacher of Music) and Elizabeth Stringer Fletcher (nee Procter) was a native of Folkestone, Kent, England, where he was born on 16 April 1898. While a schoolboy, 'Jack' was a keen member of the Cadet Force Shooting Team, his prowess in shooting, especially 'Revolvers' was something he carried forward during his Royal Navy career. During the Great War 'Jack' Fletcher enlisted firstly in the British Army, when he joined the armoured cars of the Machine Gun Corps (Motors) on 18 June 1915. On being posted to the armoured cars 'Jack' was a Gunner and held the regimental number 1643. He served a total of 1 year & 2 months with the MGC (Motors), taking his discharge from the British Army on 31 August 1916, in order that he could proceed to accept an officers commission and serve in the Royal Navy (ref Authority of the Secretary of the Admiralty, No. C.E. d/ 24-8-16). 'Jack' Fletcher was commissioned and appointed Midshipman, when he joined the Royal Navy on 15 September. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, Jack, had not served overseas, he did however subsequently experience active service with the Royal Navy, when he served aboard H.M.S. New Zealand (one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers) on which he was posted between 3 February 1917 - 28 June 1918, including being present at the 'Second Battle of Heligoland Bight' on, 17 November 1917. Promoted Sub-Lieutenant on 15 May 1918, 'Jack, then served aboard H.M.S. Primrose (one of 24 x Acacia-class single-screw fleet sweeping vessels (sloops) that entered service in 1915) that was deployed on convoy escort duties, and on which ship he was posted between 28 June 1918 to 6 February 1919. 'Jack' is confirmed as having received the British War & interallied Victory Medals for his services in the Great War, the medals awarded to him as a Sub-Lieutenant, R.N., and sent to him at H.M.S. Maidstone (ref ADM 171/89). Post war promotions included; Acting Lieutenant, 15 May 1920; Lieutenant, 15 February 1920; Lieutenant Commander, 15 February 1928. A tall man, Jack measured just 'under' 6 feet & 2 inches in height - there are some extremely fine portrait photographs of him accessible on the 'Ancestry' genealogical website showing 'Jack' Fletcher in full dress Royal Navy officers uniform, wearing his Great War medal ribands, including photograph taken at his wedding to, Margaret 'Mollie' Mary Vaughn Sprague, at Edinburgh, Scotland, on 11 August 1923 (Mollie's brother, Dennis Vaughn Sprague, was also a Submarine Officer 'who later Died-of-Wounds serving with H.M.S. Thames, on 4 July 1940). After the Great War, 'Jack' Fletcher was assigned to the Submarine Service of the Royal Navy, and is known to have served on the following submarines during the inter-war years (the list is not exhaustive); H.M.S. Universal (P57) in 1919; K14 in 1921; H22 in 1922-24; L69 in 1924-26; H34 'In Command' between 1926-27, and L54 'In Command' from 15 November 1929. Lieutenant-Commander Fletcher served in Hong Kong Colony circa 1932-1934. UK Immigration & Passenger Manifests show that the Fletcher's left Hong Kong Colony in 1934, when they sailed aboard the P & O liner the S.S. 'Rawalpindi' for return to the United Kingdom, arriving at London on, 9 November 1934. Jack was promoted to Commander on 16 April 1943, on which date he was posted to the Retired List (Age) but still continued to serve during the Second World War. He was finally reverted to Retired List on 29 April 1948. Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, R.N., is recorded as having died at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, on 26 August 1987

Condition: EF

Code: 19681Price:


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Hong Kong Colony: Royal Navy 'China Fleet Rifle Meeting' Shooting Medal. Silver Medal. Dated 1933, For 'Revolvers 20 & 30 Yards. Class 2'

Obverse 2 x crossed bolt-action Lee Enfield rifles on slings. With engraved dated '1933' upper scroll and die-struck lower scroll with 'C.F.R.M.' (China Fleet Rifle Meeting)

Reverse: Engraved 'Revs 20 & 30 Yds'. With silver hallmark in centre and below 'Class 2'

Sold together with makers plush hinged leatherette case of issue, with makers name on inside upper lid ' 'Lane Crawford Ltd, Silversmiths, Hong Kong '. The plush retractable recess pad in the case complete with white metal folding hinged stand on reverse for cabinet or desk display

The annual China Fleet Rifle Meetings were one of the highlights of the annual military and naval calendar in Hong Kong Colony. and on the 'Far East China Station'

The China Fleet Rifle Meeting Medals were commissioned to be struck by Hong Kong Colony's foremost jeweller and silversmith, 'Lane Crawford'

Attribution: This un-named medal was awarded to Lieutenant-Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, Royal Navy, an inter-wars 'Submariner' who served in Hong Kong Colony in the 1930's, and who had previously served with the 22nd Submarine Flotilla (see other offerings on the website for items from the estate of Commander J.L. Fletcher, R.N.

John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher son of Frank Edward Fletcher (Organist & Teacher of Music) and Elizabeth Stringer Fletcher (nee Procter) was a native of Folkestone, Kent, England, where he was born on 16 April 1898. While a schoolboy, 'Jack' was a keen member of the Cadet Force Shooting Team, his prowess in shooting, especially 'Revolvers' was something he carried forward during his Royal Navy career. During the Great War 'Jack' Fletcher enlisted firstly in the British Army, when he joined the armoured cars of the Machine Gun Corps (Motors) on 18 June 1915. On being posted to the armoured cars 'Jack' was a Gunner and held the regimental number 1643. He served a total of 1 year & 2 months with the MGC (Motors), taking his discharge from the British Army on 31 August 1916, in order that he could proceed to accept an officers commission and serve in the Royal Navy (ref Authority of the Secretary of the Admiralty, No. C.E. d/ 24-8-16). 'Jack' Fletcher was commissioned and appointed Midshipman, when he joined the Royal Navy on 15 September. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, Jack, had not served overseas, he did however subsequently experience active service with the Royal Navy, when he served aboard H.M.S. New Zealand (one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers) on which he was posted between 3 February 1917 - 28 June 1918, including being present at the 'Second Battle of Heligoland Bight' on, 17 November 1917. Promoted Sub-Lieutenant on 15 May 1918, 'Jack, then served aboard H.M.S. Primrose (one of 24 x Acacia-class single-screw fleet sweeping vessels (sloops) that entered service in 1915) that was deployed on convoy escort duties, and on which ship he was posted between 28 June 1918 to 6 February 1919. 'Jack' is confirmed as having received the British War & interallied Victory Medals for his services in the Great War, the medals awarded to him as a Sub-Lieutenant, R.N., and sent to him at H.M.S. Maidstone (ref ADM 171/89). Post war promotions included; Acting Lieutenant, 15 May 1920; Lieutenant, 15 February 1920; Lieutenant Commander, 15 February 1928. A tall man, Jack measured just 'under' 6 feet & 2 inches in height - there are some extremely fine portrait photographs of him accessible on the 'Ancestry' genealogical website showing 'Jack' Fletcher in full dress Royal Navy officers uniform, wearing his Great War medal ribands, including photograph taken at his wedding to, Margaret 'Mollie' Mary Vaughn Sprague, at Edinburgh, Scotland, on 11 August 1923 (Mollie's brother, Dennis Vaughn Sprague, was also a Submarine Officer 'who later Died-of-Wounds serving with H.M.S. Thames, on 4 July 1940). After the Great War, 'Jack' Fletcher was assigned to the Submarine Service of the Royal Navy, and is known to have served on the following submarines during the inter-war years (the list is not exhaustive); H.M.S. Universal (P57) in 1919; K14 in 1921; H22 in 1922-24; L69 in 1924-26; H34 'In Command' between 1926-27, and L54 'In Command' from 15 November 1929. Lieutenant-Commander Fletcher served in Hong Kong Colony circa 1932-1934. UK Immigration & Passenger Manifests show that the Fletcher's left Hong Kong Colony in 1934, when they sailed aboard the P & O liner the S.S. 'Rawalpindi' for return to the United Kingdom, arriving at London on, 9 November 1934. Jack was promoted to Commander on 16 April 1943, on which date he was posted to the Retired List (Age) but still continued to serve during the Second World War. He was finally reverted to Retired List on 29 April 1948. Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, R.N., is recorded as having died at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, on 26 August 1987

Condition: EF

Code: 19680Price:


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South Eastern District Rifle Association: School Cadet Corps Challenge Cup. GV issue. Bronze. Reverse engraved (Cadet J. L. Fletcher)

Obverse: Crowned head of King George V with latin legend 'Georgivs V. King Et Imp' (George V King & Emperor)

Reverse: Circular legend 'South Eastern District Rifle Association'. In centre 'School Cadet Corps Challenge Cup', and below engraved 'Cadet J.L. Fletcher'

Sold together with makers plush hinged red leatherette case of issue, with makers name on inside upper lid 'B. Ninnes, Goldsmith, Hythe' (a prolific supplier of medals to the Royal School of Musketry, Hythe, Kent)

Attribution: The recipient of this medal later became a Commander in the Royal Navy - John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher - a veteran of the Great War, who in the inter-wars became a 'Submariner' & served in the China Fleet / Hong Kong Colony in the 1930's, and who had previously served with the 22nd Submarine Flotilla (see other offerings on the website for items from the estate of Commander J.L. Fletcher, R.N.

John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher son of Frank Edward Fletcher (Organist & Teacher of Music) and Elizabeth Stringer Fletcher (nee Procter) was a native of Folkestone, Kent, England, where he was born on 16 April 1898. While a schoolboy, 'Jack' was a keen member of the Cadet Force Shooting Team, his prowess in shooting, especially 'Revolvers' was something he carried forward during his Royal Navy career. During the Great War 'Jack' Fletcher enlisted firstly in the British Army, when he joined the armoured cars of the Machine Gun Corps (Motors) on 18 June 1915. On being posted to the armoured cars 'Jack' was a Gunner and held the regimental number 1643. He served a total of 1 year & 2 months with the MGC (Motors), taking his discharge from the British Army on 31 August 1916, in order that he could proceed to accept an officers commission and serve in the Royal Navy (ref Authority of the Secretary of the Admiralty, No. C.E. d/ 24-8-16). 'Jack' Fletcher was commissioned and appointed Midshipman, when he joined the Royal Navy on 15 September. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, Jack, had not served overseas, he did however subsequently experience active service with the Royal Navy, when he served aboard H.M.S. New Zealand (one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers) on which he was posted between 3 February 1917 - 28 June 1918, including being present at the 'Second Battle of Heligoland Bight' on, 17 November 1917. Promoted Sub-Lieutenant on 15 May 1918, 'Jack, then served aboard H.M.S. Primrose (one of 24 x Acacia-class single-screw fleet sweeping vessels (sloops) that entered service in 1915) that was deployed on convoy escort duties, and on which ship he was posted between 28 June 1918 to 6 February 1919. 'Jack' is confirmed as having received the British War & interallied Victory Medals for his services in the Great War, the medals awarded to him as a Sub-Lieutenant, R.N., and sent to him at H.M.S. Maidstone (ref ADM 171/89). Post war promotions included; Acting Lieutenant, 15 May 1920; Lieutenant, 15 February 1920; Lieutenant Commander, 15 February 1928. A tall man, Jack measured just 'under' 6 feet & 2 inches in height - there are some extremely fine portrait photographs of him accessible on the 'Ancestry' genealogical website showing 'Jack' Fletcher in full dress Royal Navy officers uniform, wearing his Great War medal ribands, including photograph taken at his wedding to, Margaret 'Mollie' Mary Vaughn Sprague, at Edinburgh, Scotland, on 11 August 1923 (Mollie's brother, Dennis Vaughn Sprague, was also a Submarine Officer 'who later Died-of-Wounds serving with H.M.S. Thames, on 4 July 1940). After the Great War, 'Jack' Fletcher was assigned to the Submarine Service of the Royal Navy, and is known to have served on the following submarines during the inter-war years (the list is not exhaustive); H.M.S. Universal (P57) in 1919; K14 in 1921; H22 in 1922-24; L69 in 1924-26; H34 'In Command' between 1926-27, and L54 'In Command' from 15 November 1929. Lieutenant-Commander Fletcher served in Hong Kong Colony circa 1932-1934. UK Immigration & Passenger Manifests show that the Fletcher's left Hong Kong Colony in 1934, when they sailed aboard the P & O liner the S.S. 'Rawalpindi' for return to the United Kingdom, arriving at London on, 9 November 1934. Jack was promoted to Commander on 16 April 1943, on which date he was posted to the Retired List (Age) but still continued to serve during the Second World War. He was finally reverted to Retired List on 29 April 1948. Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, R.N., is recorded as having died at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, on 26 August 1987

Condition: EF

Code: 19682Price:


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Royal Navy: Devonport Port Rifle & Revolver Meeting. Shooting Medal. Silver. With clasp 'Event' XIX 1935' . Reverse engraved '1935 Rev X'

Sold together with plush leatherette hinged case of issue. This latter with makers logo / name on inside lid 'By Appointment Page Keen & Page Ltd. Plymouth'

Obverse: 2 x crossed bolt-action Lee Enfield rifles, with Naval 'Crown' on top, and below a 'Service Revolver'. With makers name 'Page Plymouth'

Reverse: Naval 'Crown' and half spray of laurel. Engraved on 2 x lines 1935, Rev. X (awarded in 1935, for Revolver 10 contest). Together with English maker and silver hallmarks for

Weight: Approx 22g (inc ribbon & dated clasp)

Suspension: Small fixed ring with loose 'hallmarked' suspension ring, suspended from a open clasp drop silver hanger with two fixed rings

The medal complete with issue hinged pun mounting bar - the blue silk medal riband now frayed at mount, with dated slip-on clasp

Attribution: This un-named medal was awarded to Lieutenant-Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, Royal Navy, an inter-wars 'Submariner' who served in Hong Kong Colony in the 1930's, and who had previously served with the 22nd Submarine Flotilla (see other offerings on the website for items from the estate of Commander J.L. Fletcher, R.N.

John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher son of Frank Edward Fletcher (Organist & Teacher of Music) and Elizabeth Stringer Fletcher (nee Procter) was a native of Folkestone, Kent, England, where he was born on 16 April 1898. While a schoolboy, 'Jack' was a keen member of the Cadet Force Shooting Team, his prowess in shooting, especially 'Revolvers' was something he carried forward during his Royal Navy career. During the Great War 'Jack' Fletcher enlisted firstly in the British Army, when he joined the armoured cars of the Machine Gun Corps (Motors) on 18 June 1915. On being posted to the armoured cars 'Jack' was a Gunner and held the regimental number 1643. He served a total of 1 year & 2 months with the MGC (Motors), taking his discharge from the British Army on 31 August 1916, in order that he could proceed to accept an officers commission and serve in the Royal Navy (ref Authority of the Secretary of the Admiralty, No. C.E. d/ 24-8-16). 'Jack' Fletcher was commissioned and appointed Midshipman, when he joined the Royal Navy on 15 September. Prior to joining the Royal Navy, Jack, had not served overseas, he did however subsequently experience active service with the Royal Navy, when he served aboard H.M.S. New Zealand (one of three Indefatigable-class battlecruisers) on which he was posted between 3 February 1917 - 28 June 1918, including being present at the 'Second Battle of Heligoland Bight' on, 17 November 1917. Promoted Sub-Lieutenant on 15 May 1918, 'Jack, then served aboard H.M.S. Primrose (one of 24 x Acacia-class single-screw fleet sweeping vessels (sloops) that entered service in 1915) that was deployed on convoy escort duties, and on which ship he was posted between 28 June 1918 to 6 February 1919. 'Jack' is confirmed as having received the British War & interallied Victory Medals for his services in the Great War, the medals awarded to him as a Sub-Lieutenant, R.N., and sent to him at H.M.S. Maidstone (ref ADM 171/89). Post war promotions included; Acting Lieutenant, 15 May 1920; Lieutenant, 15 February 1920; Lieutenant Commander, 15 February 1928. A tall man, Jack measured just 'under' 6 feet & 2 inches in height - there are some extremely fine portrait photographs of him accessible on the 'Ancestry' genealogical website showing 'Jack' Fletcher in full dress Royal Navy officers uniform, wearing his Great War medal ribands, including photograph taken at his wedding to, Margaret 'Mollie' Mary Vaughn Sprague, at Edinburgh, Scotland, on 11 August 1923 (Mollie's brother, Dennis Vaughn Sprague, was also a Submarine Officer 'who later Died-of-Wounds serving with H.M.S. Thames, on 4 July 1940). After the Great War, 'Jack' Fletcher was assigned to the Submarine Service of the Royal Navy, and is known to have served on the following submarines during the inter-war years (the list is not exhaustive); H.M.S. Universal (P57) in 1919; K14 in 1921; H22 in 1922-24; L69 in 1924-26; H34 'In Command' between 1926-27, and L54 'In Command' from 15 November 1929. Lieutenant-Commander Fletcher served in Hong Kong Colony circa 1932-1934. UK Immigration & Passenger Manifests show that the Fletcher's left Hong Kong Colony in 1934, when they sailed aboard the P & O liner the S.S. 'Rawalpindi' for return to the United Kingdom, arriving at London on, 9 November 1934. Jack was promoted to Commander on 16 April 1943, on which date he was posted to the Retired List (Age) but still continued to serve during the Second World War. He was finally reverted to Retired List on 29 April 1948. Commander John 'Jack' Lionel Fletcher, R.N., is recorded as having died at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, on 26 August 1987

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Condition: EF

Code: 19687Price:

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